The South Shore Natural Science Center is set on 30 acres of field, forest, and meadow. Vine Hall features a cathedral window framing a dramatic bio-totem sculpture and fireplace. With adjacent lawns and gardens, the Center is the perfect place for any occasion.
The South Shore Natural Science Center is available with a capacity of 90 for reception or auditorium-style functions, and 64 for banquet-style functions. The Center’s lawns and gardens may also be rented. Plenty of parking is available.
The South Shore Natural Science Center does not provide catering services but will accommodate a caterer of your choice. We will be happy to share a list of local caterers noted for their fine food and quality service. Alcohol may be served on the premises provided the host assumes liability.
A small caterer’s kitchen is adjacent to Vine Hall. The kitchen appliances are available for your use.
The South Shore Natural Science Center can provide:
- Tables and chairs
- Large projection screen
- TV and VCR/DVD player
Our grounds and gardens are ideal for an outdoor tented function. We will be happy to provide a listing of party rental and tent companies upon request. Rates below apply to for renting Vine Hall and/or outdoor grounds.
- Click here for current rental rates and fees. SSNSC Facility Rentals
- Discounted rates for South Shore YMCA and Science Center members and non-profit organizations are available upon request.
- Monday-Saturday : 9:00 to 5:00pm
- Sunday – 11:00am to 4:00pm
$150.00 security room deposit is due upon rental. The security deposit check will be returned unless damage has occurred.
South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center is a smoke-free facility.
Please Note: As a private organization, the South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center reserves the right to refuse to make its grounds or facilities available for functions that conflict with its mission or services.